Do Claims Resulting From a Data Breach Have Any Success in Court?

, New York Law Journal


In their Privacy Matters column, Richard Raysman, a partner at Holland & Knight, and Peter Brown, the principal at Peter Brown & Associates, discuss several pressing issues in the rapidly evolving area of law responsive to data breaches, including: litigating class action claims following a breach of consumer personal data; instances of settlement of data breach claims; and particularized data breach claims that arise after an involuntary divulgence of medical records.

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  • Gary Scott

    One could argue that these companies are the victims of hackers.
    What if these same companies simply allow information to walk out the back door? This happens every day. It may even be your company that is giving away employee, customer or patient information.

    How does your company dispose of old computer equipment? Usually companies call their local computer recycling vendor to remove and recycle old equipment. If the computer hard drives are still intact, you have just given the recycling company all of your information.

    Just like paper, computer hard drives need to be shredded prior to letting them outside your custody. Contact a NAID Certified data destruction company that specialized on secure data destruction.

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